"If you're just going to waste energy, give it to me. I'll drain you dry!"
—Noble Mandrago, Mega Man Zero 4

Noble Mandrago (ノービル・マンドラゴ) is one of the Einherjar Eight Warriors in Mega Man Zero 4. Mandrago is a Mutos Reploid based on the mandrake plant. Mandrago is first seen asking who Zero is, which Mino Magnus replies slowly prompting fellow Einherjar Tech Kraken to finish his train of thought. She questions why humans would choose nature outside of Neo Arcadia rather than stay in Weil's rule. She occupies an underground forest of artificial plants that were creating an erosion on Area Zero. She battles Zero in a room covered with earth, and since she is a half-plant, half-drill Reploid, she can drill through the earth and appear anywhere she likes. She fights by letting Mechaniloids do her work, while she weakens her foes with goo. Still, even with all the advantages she had against Zero, she loses. She's later seen revived on Ragnarok, stating that the world was doomed anyway, since the space station is the seed that will bring a new change to the world. She is defeated again, however.

Mandrago reappears as an optional boss in Area N of Mega Man ZX. The player must have the Mega Man Zero 4 cartridge inserted into the Nintendo DS's Game Boy Advance slot for the battle to take place or by activating the Zero 4 link in the Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection re-release.


Although Mandrago has no official weakness, with some skill and practice, Zero can use a strike from the Zero Knuckle to pull her out of the walls, ceiling and floors as she sticks her head out to fire goo. Doing so causes her to bounce of the walls and take a decent amount of damage.


Attack Description Notes
Spread Seeds Launches 2-4 plant seeds that deal damage and can grow into a small plant-like Mechaniloids. Each seed has a different behavior depending on where they land:
  • Walls or Ceilings: Small flowers that occasionally fire a series of energy bullets at Zero.
  • Ground: Flytrap-like plants that trap Zero on contact and drain his energy.

These seeds can be destroyed by the Zero Knuckle before they germinate; in doing so Zero throws the seed over his shoulder, potentially causing minor damage to Mandrago.

Spread Nectar Disappears by drilling through the floor, and appears randomly at either the floor oceiling and shoots three blobs of goo at opponents. This does not cause damage, but getting hit reduces Zero's traction (like walking on ice), prevents him from climbing walls, and summons several Appnets to attack him. Mandrago can be yanked out of the ground with the Zero Knuckle and will take a small amount of bonus damage if hurled into a wall, but doing so is not recommended since this attack pattern is simple to dodge and prevents her from healing.
Photosynthesis Recovers a small amount of health. Only used if the weather is Sunny.
Spinning Spins like a top and moves back and forth across the floor at high speeds.
EX Skill: Spinning Root Spins horizontally on the upper part of the screen, seeks out Zero and tries to land on him, sending shockwaves across the floor.


In-battle quotes

Action Romaji Japanese Translation
Pre-battle Odoranai? 踊らない? Would you like to dance?
Pre-battle (rematch) Shitsukoi wa yo! しつこいわよ! Leave me alone!
Firing seeds Irasshai! いらっしゃい! Welcome!
Drilling into the ground Shitsurei! 失礼! Pardon me!
Popping out from the ground or roof Gokigenyou! ごきげんよう! I hope you're well!
Tossing goo Gochisō suru wa! 御馳走するわ! You should stay for dinner!
If Zero is hit by goo Ara ara... あらあら… My my...
Spinning attack Chirinasai! 散りなさい! Wither before me!
Stomping attack Mezawari da wa! 目障りだわ! Get out of my sight!
When spinning attack ends Ikaga? いかが? How's this?
Defeated Nante koto! なんてこと! How dare you!
Defeated (rematch) Iya... Iya yo! 嫌っ… 嫌よ!


Nickname: 崩蝕の樹婦人 (Houshoku no Kifujin, Tree Woman of the Collapsing Erosion)
EX Skill: スピニングルート (Spinning Root)
Mission: Stop the erosion
Zero's EX Skill: Sky Chaser

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A Reploid who originally used solar-powered nanomachines to encourage the environment's preservation and regeneration. After being modified by Weil, she had the idea implanted into her brain that "in order for nature to be able to regenerate, it must be placed under complete control, which may involve destruction from time to time."

Based on the mythological plant "mandragora", her design sketches include images of the flower on top of her head open.

In other media

Noble Mandrago appeared in the fourth chapter of the Rockman Zero manga. Noble Mandrago lives by draining Reploid energy, and many Reploids that explored the forest she lives ended up being killed by her. She captures Neige and Craft and Zero go after her to save her, regardless off the many traps Mandrago set in the forest. They fight alongside Omega's henchmen, and is defeated when Zero used a charged Zero Knuckle on her, pulverising her.



Zero Vs. Noble Mandrago